Mental Health Clinician - Early Psychosis Stream

Job posted: 16/03/2023
Applications close: 06/04/2023 (Midnight)
13 days remaining

13 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Full time, Part time

Organisation: The Royal Melbourne Hospital

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Nursing

Reference: 69711

Reference: 69711

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Nursing

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Mental Health Clinician - Early Psychosis

  • Early career Grade 2 OT, SW, Psych or Grade 3 RPN roles
  • Multiple ongoing full-time and part-time opportunities | Based in Sunshine
  • Training and career progression opportunities

Your new team

Orygen Specialist Program provides mental health services to young people aged 15-25 and their families/carers in Melbourne's northwest and western suburbs.

Our Early Psychosis team provides evidence-based interventions to young people experiencing or are at risk of experiencing psychosis and are in the critical early stage of illness to reduce the impact of symptoms and support psychosocial recovery.

About the role

Work within a supportive multi-disciplinary team environment with access to regular clinical supervision and professional development opportunities within Orygen, including first episode psychosis, dual diagnosis, neurodevelopmental issues and other mental health diagnoses. You will also:

  • Engage and work with young people and families/carers and promoting positive mental health outcomes
  • Enhance skills in mental state examination, risk assessment and diagnostic clarification with a diverse population of young people, often in their first presentation to mental health services
  • Provide phase-specific interventions to young people within a CBT model of case management
  • Provide inclusive and sensitive practice to young people and their families/carers from Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander, CALD and LGBTQIA backgrounds
  • Utilise and further develop skills in research, discipline-specific interventions or portfolios, including dual diagnosis, physical health, systems work and other therapeutic modalities

About You:

  • Registration and qualifications in a relevant area of practice
  • Previous experience in the provision of mental health treatment, including specifically with young people as an Occupational Therapist, Social Worker, Psychologist or Registered Psychiatric Nurse
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and respectfully with young people and families/carers
  • Ability to work independently and as an effective member of a multidisciplinary team
  • Knowledge of the rationale and evidence for early intervention in mental illness

Benefits of working with Orygen Specialist Programs:

  • Join us during this inspiring time of growth and change - career progression opportunities to suit your professional development goals.
  • Enjoy excellent work-life balance working in a supportive and collaborative team
  • Salary packaging, onsite car parking and close to public transport.

The RMH is proud to be a workplace that champions diversity, inclusion and equality for our staff and our community. Our goal is for our people to feel safe, included and supported so that they can be at their best every single day. We encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies and will consider adjustments to support such applications.


If you are looking for a challenging role and can demonstrate the above capabilities, connect with us.

For information please contact:

Richard Bell - 0449508803

Please note: recruitment is ongoing, with interviews commencing as soon as suitable applications are received. Advertising may cease prior to the closing date.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Record Check, and where applicable, Working With Children Check (WWCC). All RMH employees are required to provide evidence of an immunisation assessment including evidence of vaccination against COVID-19 (3 doses). This is in accordance with the Victorian Minister of Health’s Mandatory Vaccination Orders for COVID-19

Mental Health Clinician - Early Psychosis Stream

Job type:

Full time, Part time

Job classification:

Not provided


Richard Bell - 0449508803
Kate Wapling - 99276200

Mental Health Clinician - Early Psychosis Stream